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on "consider this." >> welcome back, we're talking about texas science textbooks and whether they should leave the door open to talk about flaws in evolution. kathy i want to go to you. we're talking about texas textbooks here. what is their broader influence, why should people in colorado or anywhere else care? >> there's a reason we said don't mess with textbooks, not don't mess with texas. that's because texas is the largest consumer of textbooks in the country and when you're in this business you want to sell as many texas books as possible. science perpetually books is paramount concern for many publishers and has happened for decades the books that are adopted here in texas then get pedaled around the rest of the cup because it's very expensive to change them. and folks don't even realize it but in california they figured it out and they introduced a bill that said they would ban texas textbooks, it got so bad, texas has such a bad representation of politicizing, experts in the subject matter to get what's right in the classrooms. >> our community has picked up about that point on politi
? >> reporter: well, i drove down north texas and i turned right up marigold and that was just a wall of smoke just thickening in the area and the streets were blocked off at the end of marigold closest to the freeway. there are two homes completely [ indiscernible ] heavy flames. there is a wall of flames in the air. right now they have ladder truck with the fire department [ inaudible ] water on the home but they're too far gone at this point. a lot of residents standing around watching. everyone is in shock. >> what agencies can you see helping out fairfield fire? i heard napa county is there? >> reporter: i haven't seen fairfield. cal fire is out here. i think i saw suisun. and then i heard something about trying to assemble a strike team. but that's all i've seen so far but there were some more setting up. there are apartments [ indiscernible ] when i first got on scene there was a wall of flames coming up the back of the apartment complex so i think they were setting up structure protection there. >> can you tell if people have been evacuated? >> you know, when i first got here, the ri
in texas. >> it is not the '60s any more, bob, wake up. >> excuse me. do me a huge favor. >> shut up, let me get to it. >> i'll shut up if you take back the cracker comment. i know you didn't mean it. >> that's not nice, bob. >> take back that part, then answer. >> can i answer that? in the counties in certain parts of texas and north carolina where these new voting id laws will disenfranchise blacks, they're crackers. >> why are majority of blacks -- >> i didn't say everybody in the south, i said people in the counties. >> you didn't need to use that term to begin with. >> anybody that's for voter id is a cracker? is anybody? >> what do you mean for voter id. >> for voter id, are they crackers? that makes a lot of black people crackers. >> i said when the supreme court -- >> i can't believe we're saying that over and over. >> what is so offensive. >> it is like the "n" word, bob, trying to give you an out here. >> you're trying to give me an out. >> yeah. >> first of all, nobody expects me to say -- >> bob -- >> don't try to save me. >> i am going to try to save you, i want you on anothe
. in texas today, speaking to veterans, the vice president continued the drum beat to punish bashar al assad. >> there's no doubt who is responsible for this heinous use of chemical weapons in syria. the syrian regime. >> reporter: the white house is not waiting for a report from the u.n. chemical weapons team that finally got to the attack site monday. officials tell nbc news they have intelligence intercepts, tying the attack to the regime. plus physical evidence. >> we know that the regime maintains custody of the chemical weapons in syria, and uses the types of rockets that were used to deliver chemical weapons on august 21st. the opposition does not. >> reporter: british prime minister david cameron cut short his holiday to call a special session of parliament thursday. >> what we've seen in syria are appalling scenes of death and suffering because of the use of chemical weapons by the assad regime. i don't believe we can let that stand. >> reporter: russia's vladimir putin interrupted a meeting to take a call from the british prime minister. putin is still blocking u.n. action. but tod
, will more states continue this trend? >> in austin, texas, investigating a report of a bleach filled balloon thrown at an african-american student on campus at the university of student. -- at the university of texas. he was only interrupted by a bleach bomb. >> i heard something exploding near me, and i feel like a light staying on my leg. to be a minority at such a large school, it doesn't come off the way you think it might. >> some claim they hit it by chance, davis believes he was targeted because he was african-american. >> what type of harm can this cause to someone. >> it is a very dangerous chemical that we are dealing with that can cause great harm to someone. what you're seeing is something very insidious about the type of value placed on black and brown students, saying that we should whitewash not just our textbooks and history, but the actual people. it is a disgusting act. to try to write it off as a prank, one of those things about trying to forge a colorblind society in which we don't take race into consideration as a factor in anything, it means that we don't look at the ro
up to 140, and west texas up to 120, if and when the missiles start flowing. i assume the action will take three or four days. i'm not smart enough to know. patrick, would you agree with addison? so.i think i don't know that the spread between brent and west texas would be so significant. it certainly could be, but for the average motorist, i don't as bad as will be what we saw in libya. >>> bars some catastrophe -- >> yes, i think it's a bit better than we thought it would be earlier this year. refining activities slow down, because they're getting ready for them to produce heating oil. so if this becomes a nonevent, it won't be an event for u.s. drivers, either. >>> let's put syria aside, we'll have a thought experiment. why is west texas crude above $100 a barrel. united states is producing more oil. than we have in i don't know how many decades. saudi arabia and the other side, they're producing almost 10 million barrels a day, as far as i know. why are the oil markets this tight, given the fact that the world economy is lousy? >> well, the situation you present, why is west
as well, west texas is closed between know west texas is a major thorough fair. >> it is, buzz i want to be clear it is north texas street that's closed. north texas street from dixon hill to atlantic avenue. >> gail, we saw earlier the fire went roaring right up a hillside. there were a lot of homes in the area. has the fire been stopped on that hillside, and are anymore homes threatened at this moment? >> i don't have a report from the field that anymore homes are threatened at this point. they have not said they're contained yet, though. >> in addition to the evacuation center that's been set up at fairfield high school, is the red cross or any other agencies on the scene there to assist those who have been forced from their homes? >> typically, the red cross comes out. i haven't got an call in that the red cross has made it on scene, but typically they're there within minutes of the fire scene. i will have confirmation on that within the next half hour. >> you mentioned five homes were burn. how many destroyed? looked from the pictures we saw, at least two were destroyed. >> we ha
in a little bit closer where this containment zone is. if you live near marigold drive and north texas street, this is where this has been happening, while they have controlled the fire, those embers are still potentially, could be lifted up into the atmosphere, maybe a half-mile, maybe a mile away with that wind coming out of the west, southwest at 5 to 15 miles per hour. so if you live on mayor gold drive, anywhere near north texas street and mare gold drive, possibly dickinson hill road or americana way, that's where you need to be very vigilant about your house and possibly some embers coming your way. i do not want to alarm people too much, but it is a potential. that's how these other houses caught on fire, again, by these embers flaying from home to home. so if you are anywhere off to the north of marigold drive, within a mile radius, that's where you should still advise some caution until this is entirely out. you can see some hotspots, and while we don't have the flames shooting 20 feet into the atmosphere, it is still a concern. so we are watching the weather. and any one in this ar
texas has been evacuate asked shut down. and evacuees have been told to go to fairfield high school, that is the staging area for folks who have been affected by what snou a seven alarm fire. you can see it's just so far difficult to try to get a handle on this. >> sandhya patel keeping an eye on the wind in that situation. we've been hearing that embers were carried. >> yes. just in minutes the winds have picked up. let me show you doppler 7 hd. conditions near that fairfield fire right now is warm. 87 degrees humidity 30%. the biggest thing i want to show you here is that you can see the winds are out of the west southwest to 22 miles per hour. so that is why smoke is getting carried and winds just picked up. they were around 15 miles per hour as that sea breeze continues to filter throughout the area, winds will be stronger. here is a look at some of the other wind conditions in the area. other side 22 miles per hour. sfo conditions near that fire looks like smoke gets pushed towards the east northeast. if you live in the area you might see smoke there soon if you aren't seeing i
near interstate 80 in the north texas street exit. winds pushed the flames to four other homes around marigold drive. that fire is now out. we go now live to marigold at daphne drive with the latest. cornell? >> firefighters say they do not know how this fire started. the investigation is underway. behind me you can clearly see two homes completely gutted by the fire including the home of one couple who were celebrating a wedding anniversary. >> the thing i remembered the most is when she walked down the aisle with her gown on and she was the most beautiful woman i ever saw in my life. >> they have celebrating their 47th wedding anniversary on the same day their house was gutted by a ferocious fire. >> i called our son and was crying that our house was on fire. he didn't ask questions. he just said mom, i'll be there. >> sky 7hd shows how intense the blaze was. it began as a grassfire on insister state 80 but quickly jumped the sound wall burning homes. their house went first. >> the palm tree went up like a candle and it started the roof on fire and the fence on fire and there was no
the crux of it. in texas right now, the number i saw in the last day or so is 99% of texas where so much oil comes from is in drought. basically you're fighting for food or energy. that's a terrible trade-off. china gets it. they get it in spades. right now they have an all-out drive to build a smart grid, to build renewable energies. >> your point is as oil price gas up we start talking about renewables and alternatives. >> every recession has been precede by a gain of 80% to 100% oil prices within a 12-month period. if you get that kind of gain, and this is for anybody. if you see oil go up 80% from its low to 150, 160, 170 now, very careful. if you see oil at 180 i would go to an island and let the dust clear. that basically is how reliable this has been. >> you're going to know what kind of power to generate once we live there. steve, thank you so much p stephen leeb, founder and research chairman of the leeb group. by now you'll heard a lot about martin luther king's march on washington, but did you know the full name of the historic event 50 years ago was the march on washington fo
. they have sentenced the army psychologist to death for killing 13 people during a rampage in texas. 50 years after martin luther historicvered his speech, president obama stands on the same spot for the commemoration. >> no one can match his brilliance, but we are willing to take our first step for justice. i know that flame remains. >> welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. there appears to be a split over when and how to act against syria. the british government says it will wait for a report from inspectors, but the u.s. says action cannot be held up by intransigence. as the world waits to see what the u.s. and its allies will do, syrian neighbors are preparing for repercussions. >> in syria it self the u.n. weapons inspectors have been taking their first look at one of the areas where chemical weapons were supposedly used. senior british officials are .ure americans it is hard to think britain will not be involved, but the british government is desperate to avoid huge mistakes when a rack was invaded 10 years ago. was invaded 10 years ago. i do not k
for drew and the investigation team let us know at >>> a measles outbreak at a texas mega church has dr. sonja gupta speaking out. he says it's time to bury that long debunked claim about vaccines and autism. >>> the giant rim fire in california is still growing. gary tuchman is back on the front lines tonight. female narrator: through labor day female narrator: through labor day at sleep train, get 36 months interest-free financing plus big savings of up to $400 on beautyrest and posturepedic. even get three years interest-free financing on serta icomfort and tempur-pedic, plus free same-day delivery, set-up, and removal of your old set. when brands compete, you save, but this special financing offer ends labor day at sleep train. ♪ sleep train ♪ your ticket to a better night's sleep ♪ >>> tonight, a potentially deadly collision of personal faith and public health. a measles outbreak at a texas church sickened more than a dozen people including an infant. in hindsight, anyone could have sign this coming. it's happened before across the country. the church promo
are inside the park. >>> health officials in texas are working to contain a measle outbreak. it is contained to a dallas church where 21 people have gotten sick so far. >>> celebrating the march on washington mall. where dr. martin luther king called for equal rights for all. thank you so much, i'm morgan radford. [[voiceover]] every sunday night, al jazeera america presents gripping films from the world's top documentary directors. >>thank god i didn't suffer what he had to go through. next sunday, the premiere of google and the world brain. >>this is the opportunity of our generation. [[voiceover]] it would be the world's greatest library under one digital roof. but at what cost? >>google could hold the whole world hostage. [[voiceover]] al jazeera america presents google and the world brain. can you say stocktopussy? g102 2 more news. ♪ >>> and welcome back. late summer heat wave has prompted many schools across the events. heat stroke is a leading cause of death among athletes, and it is a particular concern for high school football players and their parents at this time of year. one h
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in a shooting rampage in texas. the court is now in recess. closing arguments will be expected on wednesday. >>> part of southern california has been dealing with flash floods. heavy rains dropped as much as two inches in just under an hour in some regions. one elderly woman was killed monday when her vehicle was caught in a flash flood. >>> high winds and drenching rains from tropical depression ferdinand have left at least 13 people dead in mexico. more than 200 people have been evacuated. ferdinand has now weakened as it moves through southern texas. >>> and the city of phoenix was hit by a dust storm on monday. winds pushed the cloud into t city. arizona's monsoon season has produced massive dust storms in recent years. >>> the united states is sending a special envoy to north korea to try to free an american citizen. in april, a court sentenced kenny bay to 15 years of hard labor. the white house says they are deeply concerned about the welfare of bay and has urged the north korean government to send him know. florence this is the first public trip by a u.s. official. what does it indi
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. >>> plus a texas megachurch where ministers push faith healing over vaccinations is now at the epicenter of a measles outbreak. why science is being ignored and kids are now paying the price. all that ahead. >>> but we begin tonight with the drumbeat for u.s. military strikes against sere wra. in just the last 24 hours since we last talked to you, a consensus among the united states and its allies has hardened remarkably quickly and it is apparent there will be military action against syria possibly by the end of the week. >> there's no doubt who is responsible for this heinous use of chemical weapons in syria. the syrian regime. the president believes, and i believe, that those who use chemical weapons against defenseless men, women and children, should and must be held accountable. >> that was, of course, vice president joe biden, who used a previously scheduled speech before the american legion to make those remarks. at the white house, spokesman jay carney was in day two of setting expectations. >> it is not our policy position to respond to this through regime change. we will take a
. and james farmer, who had attended college in texas and howard university. worked with the n.a.a.c.p. and later became the head of corps the congress racial equality. and roy wilkins head of the n.a.a.c.p. grew up in minnesota. he was a warrior he was a fighter. and then young martin luther king, jr.. born in georgia, man that i admired, i loved. he was my inspiration. >> and then you? myself. the youngster. i was young. i was really young. so i grewvc:÷ up very poor in rl alabama and growing up, i saw the signs that said white men, colored men, white women, colored women. and i come and ask my mother and my father and my grandparents why? and they said that is the way it is. don't get in the way. don't get in trouble. i was 15 years old in 1955. i heard of rosa parks. i heard the words of martin luther king, jr. on the radio. the action of rosa parks and the words and leadership of dr. king inspired me. i was deeply inspired and i wanted to do something. i wanted to bring down the signs. >> john f. kennedy was not a fan of thicd march originally. >> he did not like the idea
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. that was 225 thundershow,000 pe. people have come from all over. met two women from texas and i want to talk to some gentlemen who have come all this way from my earth state of kansas from the wichita area. roosevelt and dean. how important was it for you to be here, roosevelt? >> it was very important for me to be attorney 50 years ago and born and raised in mississippi and to experience the things i experienced growing up there and now to have a passion in wichita, kansas to create jobs from young black men to get them out of gangs and get them off the streets and this atmosphere. i think back to my grandfather and great grandfather and uncles that went through what they went through that myself would have just a chance, an opportunity that i have now. it is uawesome for me ps this i a once in a lifetime experience and one i never will forget. >> enjoy the day today. this is a picture what dr. king wanted to see for america. how important is it for you to to be here today? >> here to celebrate the dream, to continue the dream. it's not over. you know? as long as there is a disproportionate
that you talk about, you take legal means, legal action-- the attorney general is suing the state of texas over voter id. he's talking about rolling back mandatory minimum sentences. and at the same time, the supreme court seems to be heading in the opposite direction. how do you get done what say you want to get done in leveling that playing field? >> well, i would distinguish between civil rights issues, voting rights issues, some of the core legal protections that came about in 1964. you know, in those areas, it's true that we've had some opinions, the most prominent one being the case where the roberts court struck down a key segment of the voting rights act, where we just have to try a whole range of approaches to make up for those decisions so i will be working with people like john business and reaching out to both republicans and democrats in congress to see if congress is prepared to amend the voting rights act, to ensure that people are not being prevented from voting. but congress doesn't move real quickly around here, and if we can go ahead and move administratively, so that ou
, my name is jonathan betz, and i'm from dallas, texas, and i'm an anchor for al jazeera america. i started in a small television station in rural arkansas. it's a part of the country that often gets overlooked. but there are a lot of fascinating people there, a lot of fascinating stories there. i like that al jazeera will pay attention to those kinds of places. what drew me to journalism is i like the idea that we are documenting history. al jazeera documents it like none other. and to be a journalist, and to be part of a team like that? that's an incredible blessing. arabia for that. ♪ ♪ schwartz: martyn stacey has also been campaigning for tighter controls on adventure tour operators. schwartz: ballooning may appear to be the gentlest of extreme sports but this is a four tonne aircraft with more power than many a light plane and no brakes. a pilot can take the craft up or down but direction is determined by the wind. martyn stacey: "it's a magical experience flying balloons and at different altitudes you get different wind directions and that's how you can control your balloo
, they are still unknown. his lawyers say he's in hiding, but he's been spotted last month in texas by a state trooper who didn't seem to know who he was. >> you didn't see my name? >> no. what a coincidence. >> reporter: three weeks later this photo with the own of a gun factory in florida, the same manufacturer that made the gun used to shoot martin. he may be back in court soon, his wife faces a perjury charge for lying to the court about donations. his wife pleaded not guilty and has a court hearing tomorrow. matt gutman, abc news, miami. >>> now tonight we hear a former president talk about the moment someone tried to assassinate him. it's a long lost tape of president gerald ford testifying, describing the moment back in 1975 when that strange woman in red, a member of the manson family called squeaky fromme emerged from a crowd in sacramento. he says he looked at her face. he described it as weathered and then he says he saw the gun. here are his words. >> i had the impression she wanted to speak to me or shake my hand and as i moved to either shake hands or speak to her, i then noticed
others have been evacuated including an apartment building on north texas street. and an evacuation center has been established for all of the people who had to leave the neighborhood. >> we have a view of the fire fight. the roarer newspaper shared us this video using tout video sharing app. crews fought the fire using ladder crews, you can see the concerned neighbors looking on as firefighters rushed to the scene of basically every time they turned another fire was breaking out. >> travis air force base sent crews to help battle this, they do now have four units on the scene. we have a view to share with you this, is from one evacuee leaving the neighborhood here. >> many people are on the scene just saying they weren't that close, they could smell it. this is video with the smoke in the distance, fire trucks on the scene. flames shooting out from that house there. >> really just terrifying. we want to take you back from a live look. wow, what a difference just hours have made. firefighters have made progress on this now we see this plume of smoke. >> let's bring in captain bobby
set up as an evacuation center for those forced from their homes. north texas street has also been shut down. the fire needless to say, caed a significant traffic backup along interstate 80. thick, dark shark could be seen for miles as firefighters battle to get the fire under control. fairfield fire crews along with firefighters from solano, contra costa and cal fire are all on the scene. so far there is no word of anyone hurt as a result of the fire. >> our chief meteorologist bill martin has been monitoring weather conditions there. bill, has the wind changed. >> reporter: interestingly enough, we mentioned the winds were about 15 miles an hour. the winds would pick up. in fact, yeah, you're watching tape. this is what it looked like earlier. the winds in the fire area have increased to almost 20 miles an hour. this is what you would expect for this time of night. when the fire started it was 90 degrees out there. there is a live picture. you can see obviously they have the flames down. trees aren't blowing that much, but the temperatures have dropped. it was 90. now they are 83
personas, ha sido vinculado a una mega iglesia en newark texas el brote comenzÓ cuando una persona que se infectÓ en hasta el extranjero, visitÓ la iglesia ubicada al norte de forth worth. contagiando a las personas. los estornudos y el contacto cercano. entre los afectados, bebitos de 4 meses de edad, hasta adultos de 44 aÑos. lo que las vÍctimas, tienen en comÚn, que no estaban vacunadas contra el sarampiÓn. . >>> es normal que se vaya a tener un contagio, con algÚn otro niÑo que venga pero tiene aÚn no batallamos tanto por eso. >>> la iglesia fue criticada por presuntamente predicar en contra de las vacunas, y el cuidado mÉdico, pero desde que surgiÓ el brote, han realizado varias campaÑas de vacunaciÓn el pastor exhortÓ a los peligre ceso que todos se vacunen. en california los bomberos han logrado controlar el descomunal incendio forestal. en un 20%. el fuego se extiende por la zona del tamaÑo de la ciudad de san francisco, la sido difÍcil de combatir por diferentes razones, sequÍa y altas temperaturas. temperaturas mÁs frÍas y mÁs humedad en el aire, esta semana,
gas reduction and that's it, an unbundled rec from a wind farm in texas is going to lead to the same amount of carbon reduction as an unbundled rec from a wind farm in the delta or solar panel in san francisco. however, if your policy goals include local air issues, local job issues, economic development, then it does start to matter where the rec comes from. again, it doesn't necessarily matter if it's bundled or unbundled, but it does matter what type of resource it was associated with. that gets you to the california law, which it does apply to any cca that's created up to 33%. from that, the recs, there's three buckets in there, the two most important buckets are bucket 1 and bucket 3. bucket 1 says it has to be an unbundled or a bundled transaction from a facility that can deliver electricity in the california or located in the california. so, no unbundled rec in bucket 1. bucket 3 is unbundled recs and some other things in there, and the percentages that are attached to those over time, most importantly by 2020 no more than 10% of unbundled recs can be in that 33% procurement.
say men. joining me now is representative from texas gsheila jackson lee. we went to church for a moment. >> i represent a poster child state that gave birth to lyndon baines johnson who took the message of martin king and the -- being driven by martin king and passed the civil rights act with the congress at that time, republicans and democrade, and the 1965 voting act. what i'm hoping in this spiritual moment that is not only the people who have gathered on the mall, and it is a momentous occasion. it's a beautiful sight. but i really want to hopefully share with those who are in their hospital beds or those who are in their offices and their schools, or at their offices about this moment. this is a moment for america to come together. >> yeah. you know, president clinton said that the people that came before him, the john lewises, the dr. martin luther king jr. of the world, we should honor them and honor how brave they are. van jones, there were moments there throughout these speeches. we went back to the '80s with president carter. back to the '90s with bill clinton. th
, the commission village shopping center and the fairfield high school is also close. north texas street is also a close area and people are being evacuated along the texas st. there are multiple hotspots in this area. they have are having difficulty. >> pam: absolutely, it is easy to have those hot embers move from one home to another. and also, another breaking news story there has been a motorcycle accident on the lower deck of the bay bridge. this is west of treasure island impacting eastbound traffic. this is the change like. and the traffic is not moving at all this is the change-look the james lick this only happened about 15 minutes ago. the right lane is the only lane opened and there is a massive back up. angela can you tell us what is going on? >> caller: always stopped on the first on ramp and i've been stopped here for a least 10 minutes. . and there was even an ambulance. with fire trucks. >> pam: the lanes are merging? >> caller: i have not even gotten to treasure island. >> >> what we have heard is that this has happened right in treasure island in the backup is going to take qui
dozens of others on an army post in texas. now the fort hood shooter is sentenced to die. moments ago, movements on syria from inside the white house directly from the president. his words just ahead. the administration considers its next move. >> assad regime was responsible for these chemical weapons and this attack. >> but some lawmakers are telling the white house not so fast. and syria says back off. >> someone sprayed all over the walls. >> also american pilots on a dangerous mission. >> they fly these planes over a target house. >> word of a secret weapon in the fight against mexican drug cartels. >> and -- >> i have a dream. >> -- exactly 50 years later. >> ♪ for the land of the free ♪ and the home of the brave >> america remembers the march on washington. >> eventually the white house changed. >> and the man who shared a dream. >> free at last, free at last, thank god almighty we are free at last! >> i'm harris faulkner in tonight for shepard smith. the u.s. plans to release evidence this week to show the syrian 1:00 government was behind a chemical attack that killed hun
dallas, texas, and i'm an anchor for al jazeera america. i started in a small television station in rural arkansas. it's a part of the country that often gets overlooked. but there are a lot of fascinating people there, a lot of fascinating stories there. i like that al jazeera will pay attention to those kinds of places. what drew me to journalism is i like the idea that we are documenting history. al jazeera documents it like none other. and to be a journalist, and to be part of a team like that? that's an incredible blessing. you are consuming them. that's next on "consider this." >> boston magazine released more images from the arrest of accused boston marathon bomber tsarnaev. he was emerging bottom the boat with police lasers trained on his head. he pleaded not guilty to charges for the bombing that killed three people. >> the united states is sending a special envoy to north korea to free a u.s. citizen. they claimed he is a spay. the white house are deeply concerned about his health and urged the north korean government to send him home. >> while crews battle wildfires out west, f
. in fort hood, texas a convicted killer is waiting to be sentenced. nidal hasan is the man responsible for the 2009 fort hood shooting. she joining us now live from fort hood. heidi where are we in the trial now? >> well just moments ago, dell, hasan spoke, saying he has no closing statement in this punishment phase of the trial, no surprise to anyone here. he's mainly stayed silent out there this court-martial. you contrast that to what we heard from the government earlier this morning in their closing argument. painstakingly going into detail about these victim impact statements we heard through these last two days of the families left behind from the victims that hasan shot. the 13 people who lost their lives on november 5th, 2009. colonel mike mulligan opening his closing argument by telling the jury, quote, death. he was trained as a doctor to save lives, but on five november he only death death. he dealt no compassion, no understanding, no exceptions, he only dealt death. that's the argument that the jury will soon start deliberating. and now that we know that hasan is make nothi
kaine, joaquin castro from san antonio, texas, and a highlight so far as been the music. two-thirds of the trio peter paul and mary sang blowing in the wind. and un ambassador, major of atlanta, he got up there and belted out some spiritual songs that were popular in the heyday of the civil rights moment. at this moment we're hearing from the widow of med -- med ger evers. and earlier we heard from melanie campbell. she had some very strong words about a topic that is on the forefront of many people's minds here today. let's listen. >> today racism and inequality does not manifest itself in a white sheet, jim crow laws, poll taxes or barking dogs, but the dogs are still biting in other ways. today there are no white sheets, but there are judges in black robes in the u.s. supreme court who struck down section 4 of the voting rights act, opening the flood gates in many states to pass more voter id laws, to block people of color, and young people from voting. >> and there you have it. a clear reference to the supreme court decision earlier this summer to strike down -- gut esse
out along interstate 80 near north texas street at 3:30 yesterday afternoon, flames quickly jumped the sound wall and burned several homes on miracle drive. 200 firefighters battled the blaze. the cause is under investigation. >> here is a look at how quickly the fire consumed one home at 4:20. you can see the flames moving through the house and every ten minutes a little worse, and the roof disappearing until less than an hour later and the house is a shell and a ruin. abc7 news reporter katie marzullo will have a report at the top of the hour. >> the sierra fire is growing near yosemite national park the 7th largest in california history claiming 111 structures up from 23 yesterday. it burned 184,000 miles and stands 20 percent contained. more than 4,000 firefighters are battling the fire and are headed deeper into the park threatening two ancient groves of giant sequoias and 4,500 homes. >> we are packed up and can get out in five minutes. the fire is not real close at the moment. >> the fire has burned more than 184,000 acres and ash can be seen on the surface of the hetch hetc
from matthew mcconaughey's film. "texas buyers club." the sex symbol lost 47 pounds in three months for the role. very, very scrawny. >>> sentenced to 270 days in jail for assault and nations to michael buble and his wife who welcomed baby boy noah into the world. got to be a crooner. >> can you imagine the lullabies that baby is going to get sung. >> with the family. >> oh, for sure. >> i'm richard lui and we remember the 50th anniversary of the "i have a dream" speech on the washington mall there at the martin luther king memorial. >>> leading the news, the "new york times" has a great story for james harris, a dream fulfilled. he was 16 years old when watched dr. king's speech on tv. harris went on to become the nfl's first full time starting quarterback. >>> and in the "wall street journal," jitters over syria hit markets again. stock markets are taking a major hit around the world in anticipation of potential action in siria. >>> topping our news today, speaking of action, senior u.s. officials tell nbc news a three-day u.s.-led military strike against syria could be launched a
to mississippi or texas or whether we have escaped from. this is the only place on earth that we have so we have a special bloogs to maintain a sanctuary for lgbt people. i think this is the moment where the city is recognizing there's a problem and not all gay people are rich and thank you for your support >> thank you. >> good afternoon, commissioners. i'm at lyric. i feel it's important for the commissioners to approve this as a former queer trans youth it's difficult four us i mean the queer and queer variant. when i was in the homeless shelter it was difficult i faced many prejudices. even when shelter say they address accident queer or the transgenders i know they don't. i notice a lot of any sisters from the age of 16 to 24 their subject to a lot of abuse and be it physical or verbal they suffer abuse in general. it's hard to exist in a closed-minded society. you're not seen as the person you are but whatever someone else knows you represent. so many of my sisters are forced out into the street to do prostitution or anyway to make a living. i feel as though we're losing some of the brig
-old is headed to class: college. carson is a freshman at texas christian university and he is majoring in quantum physics, and says he likes numbers and they help calm him down when he is upset. he was in high school at age five will have a doctorate by age 20. ly mom is with him every day and carries his backpack full of books because carson is too small to lift them. >> he is too cool for school. >> two women from oakland are giving kid a healthy alternative to lunch kits. the two women are former teacher whose founded revolution foods, that turns out low salt, appreciative-free meal kits. >> we focus on creating the meal kit and putting real quality ingredients in there, high quality protein and grains and fruit knack. >> the two women have made build it yourself pizzas, and revolution foods has served 50 million meals. >> so that means since we are doing that story it is back-to-school time. what kind of weather? >> nothing too extreme like in other parts of the country where they are closing school because it is so hot. we probably would like warm weather for the weekend as we clo
at a texas military base. closing arguments are expected wednesday. then juriors will be deciding between death and life in prison. hydey zhou-castro is on scene. >> they were back in court today, asking the judge to allow them to take the reins away from this self destructive client. hasan objected to that and ultimately the judge declined the counsel's motion. now, there was a lot of moving testimony throughout day from the survivors and the family members of the 13 people that hasan killed. we heard from a mother who lost her 29-year-old daughter. we heard from a husband who, after losing his wife, said he turned to alcohol to dull his pain and even now when he gets the coins from his aa meetings he goes to her grave site and he presents her with those coins. not a dry eye in the courtroom except for of that nidal hasan. so the injury once they -- so the jury once they begin deliberating won't have much to say. i believe counsel put it best, when life is not a consideration, then there is only death. interheidi zhou castro reporting from the trial tonight. >>> a lawyer for the former n
plans to demolish nearly 4,000 abandoned homes to remove the blithe. >>> and at least 21 people in texas have been sickened from a measles outbreak. that's the headlines "consider this" is up next on al jazeera. ♪ ♪ >>> who is bash aral-assad. the syrian president could be forcing america into another unpopular mideast war. how did a man who trained to be an opthal gist turn into this leader. >>> and a count think clerk takes what he says the current law into his own hands and joins the hands of those who want a marriage certificate regardless of their sexual preference. should one man be able to change the same-sex marriage debate? good evening, i'm antonio mora, and welcome to "consider this." we begin with syria, as the obama administration weighs its options to intervene in syrian's civil war, the white house's repeated calls for bashar al-assad's removal. >> reporter: after two and a half years of turmoil, leaving more than 100,000 people dead, the man ruling syria has earned the reputation of a ruthless leader, one the white house reiterated on tuesday must go. but he seems set
and audio. that will mauk you feel old. >> texas republican governor plan to go run for president again 2016. a strong sign he could be after he announced he will be returning to iowa this fall. he will be the guest speaker at polk county republican dinner there. he says he will not be running for reelection in texas. he ran for president in 2012. >> time now to brew on this. students at one california high school better be careful what they post on facebook twitter or insta gram that is because big brother is watching. >> the school district hired an outside company to monitor their activity. officials say it is to stop bullying. >> we are educators 24/7. we are not an arm of the law not out to get kids we are out to educate kids. but part of it is we have kids who are hurting. >> the students will be affected by this because they really hold their prooifr see on a high level. >> should schools be looking at the sites or is it the parent's job to do this. >> tweet us or shoot us an e-mail. we will read some of those later in the show. >> a race car flips over erupts into flames and the driv
. [ applause ] >> all right. our second lady is esther martinez. she is 66. and from new braumsfeld, texas. she's been thinking about changing her look. when we ambushed her on the plaza, she decided to take a chance. what a woman. let's hear. >> esther's flipping out. we're going to talk to her husband, ignacio. why do you want this for her? >> it's something different that i -- i would never imagine that would happen. >> right. and it did. all right. esther, can you try to put this into words or still speechless? >> speechless. no. it's a great adventure to be here and now to get picked, it's even greater to be here. >> all right. are you ready for a whole new wife? i should say a different looking wife? >> yes. >> he's a smart hubby. he waited on that one. >> okay. she's here with ignacio, her husband and sister-in-law, teresa. >> and a big bunch of people. >> three people that none of us have ever seen before. let's take one last look at esther before. and let's bring out the new esther. yes! ♪ i'm every woman [ cheers ] >> wow! >> i love that. >> love it. >> all right. everybody take off
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